Colour INKspiration #52 blog hop

Welcome to another Colour INKspriation blog hop. You may have started here or you may have hopped over to my page from Julie Quinn’s page.


The colours for this challenge are: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam. You can also add any of the basic colours (Basic Black, Whisper White and Very Vanilla) and metallics to your projects.

It took a bit of time before I could come up with a project for this colour combination.  In the end this card came together by using bits that were unused from previous projects that were laying on my craft desk.  I had a piece of Whisper White card stock that I had embossed with the Subtle embossing folder and off-cuts of Granny Apple Green card stock.

I took that piece of Whisper White card stock that I had embossed as the base for my main panel. I also wanted to use more texture in the card so I applied some Soft Sea Foam ink to the Lace embossing folder and embossed a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock.  I trimmed this down to the part of the card stock I wanted to use and wrapped some Whisper White retired ribbon around the card stock before attaching it to the card.  I add some Granny Apple green leaves that I cut out using a die from the Frosted Bouquet framelits.  The leaves were sponged with Early Espresso ink before being attached.

The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous and is stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock.  I’ve cut out the sentiment using the dies from the Frosted Bouquet framelits.  This framelits set has a die that allows me to cut out a frame for the sentiment panel out of Early Espresso card stock.   The last thing I added was a flower stamped with one of the First Frost stamps in Early Espresso ink.


Used in this project:

Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Sea Foam

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, First Frost

Big Shot Tools: Subtle embossing folder, Lace embossing folder, Frosted Bouquet framelits

Accessories: ribbon (retired)


Thanks for visiting my blog. Now it is time to hop over to see what Denita Wright-Smee has made.

If you want to check out other challenge submissions for this challenge, check out the Facebook group by clicking on the thumbnail on the right hand side column.

Happy stamping


3 responses to “Colour INKspiration #52 blog hop

  1. Love the espresso sponging on the leaves. That looks so great. I love this gorgeous card. So so pretty!

  2. I love the way you’ve used the Lace embossing folder – both adding ink and cutting it down. I was late getting this folder but now, I LOVE it! This is such a pretty, romantic card, Cathy – just lovely!

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